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I was really pleased to see the headline of a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled Don’t give up on the bullet train, California. I hoped it would be a rousing defense of the concept of high speed rail, of reducing CO2 emissions and fossil fuel consumption, of moving forward on 21st century […]

Feb 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Romans protested French President François Hollande’s visit to Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta yesterday to show their opposition to a proposed high speed rail line linking France and Italy: The protests were timed to coincide with a meeting between French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta in Rome. The two leaders were […]

Nov 21st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

For European travelers – especially Brits – flying cheaply has become a normal way of getting around the continent, with carriers like easyJet and Ryanair providing very low fares by offering no-frills service connecting smaller airports. In France, offering low-cost travel has been a priority for SNCF since the TGV opened in 1981, as tickets […]

Feb 25th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The recently elected president of France, François Hollande, made news with his use of high speed rail for his vacation this month: Frugally-minded Hollande, who promised during spring’s presidential campaign to save money by catching trains, took high-speed rail on Thursday from Paris with his girlfriend, Valerie Trierweiler. They’re headed for the Fort de Bregancon, […]

Aug 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized